Elite Safety Recommends the Following to Help Prevent Infection:
The following are best practices outlined by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and should not be used as the sole guide to reopening a construction job site.
There is currently no vaccine to prevent Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
There is no specific antiviral treatment recommended for COVID-19. People with COVID-19 should receive supportive care to help relieve symptoms. For severe cases, treatment should include care to support vital organ functions.
People who think they may have been exposed to COVID-19 should contact their healthcare provider immediately.
Other examples of self-protection habits:
- Use hand wipes for cleaning surface visited by other people. Wipe clean or wear gloves when operating fuel pump handles or wipe clean chairs and tables at public areas to name a few examples. Wash your face and hands frequently when around people. Wash head and facial hair frequently to remove contaminates.
- Wear glasses to protect eyes from contaminated air particulates emitted from people coughing or sneezing.
- Be aware of your surroundings, at work, at home and in your community. Take appropriate action in protection and/or seeking medical treatment when needed. The saying “an ounce of precaution is worth a gallon of cure” is true in today's world. You can find up-to-date information and additional guidance on disease control at the “CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention” web site.
- CDC.gov is the only reliable place to receive information regarding the Coronavirus. If the .gov modifier is not attached to the website issuing information, it likely is not a reliable source. All information contained within this document is from the official CDC website and from Elite Safety Companies.
Reopening a Construction Job Site:
Numerous new regulations and recommendations from each state's OSHA Enforcement office have been put into effect over the last 60 days. Elite Safety Companies has worked tirelessly to assist our clients with taking action to get back to work. Elite Safety Companies can help you as well, get in contact with us HERE and we will work with you to get your job site back to work.